Definition of bodyguard in English:

bodyguard

noun

  • A person or group of people employed to escort and protect an important or famous person.

    • ‘The ambassador travels with a close protection team of armed bodyguards.’
    • ‘I kept telling her to get a boyfriend to protect her so she wouldn't need bodyguards and she wouldn't listen to me.’
    • ‘Assigned to the code talkers are bodyguards, sent to protect them during the fighting.’
    • ‘Several bodyguards and military escorts have been assigned to each world leader in attendance.’
    • ‘He took courses in the field, then worked as a nightclub bouncer and a bodyguard.’
    • ‘Already, she is in need of bodyguards to protect her from the all-too-real threat of stalkers.’
    • ‘As usual, the singer was flanked by bodyguards wearing black designer suits.’
    • ‘She left Radcliff High the next day, being escorted by two bodyguards back to Tampa.’
    • ‘Plus he's probably got about 85 overweight bodyguards that will sweep the area two hours before he comes.’
    • ‘He was killed as he and his bodyguards tried to elude police by climbing onto a rooftop of the house where they were hiding.’
    • ‘He still travels with two bodyguards, pared down from the dozen who used to protect him.’
    • ‘We had no money at the time and couldn't afford basic security on our own homes, let alone a bodyguard.’
    • ‘Campaigning then was a bit tougher than it is now, so tough in fact that George Albert employed a bodyguard.’
    • ‘Imran Khaliq, 24, used to work as a bodyguard, security guard and nightclub doorman.’
    • ‘The presidential bodyguard, the Secret Service, controlled the security operation.’
    • ‘He was one of the most tightly protected ministers with nearly 100 elite bodyguards.’
    • ‘Well, perhaps not as different as Tahr's escort, but for a bodyguard she was extremely small.’
    • ‘Naqib defended the bodyguards who shot at them, saying they were just doing their job.’
    • ‘They rely on bodyguards and private security instead of the police.’
    • ‘While we're at it, we can even get a bodyguard to escort us from our home to the grocery.’
    minder, guard, protector, guardian, defender, keeper, escort, companion, chaperone
    heavy, bouncer, hired gun
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Pronunciation:

bodyguard

/ˈbɒdɪɡɑːd/